Why are Self-Esteem and Body Image important?

Self-Esteem is defined as the confidence and satisfaction in yourself while body image is the subjective view of yourself based on your own opinions and the views of others.

Kidshealth.org posted an article for teens that discusses the importance of body image and self-esteem. It goes over why self-esteem and body image are important, what a healthy body image is and tips on how to improve body image.

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/body_image.html#

Work with your children on being confident in who they are!